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Aftermath of an Airstrike in Ma'art A...
Maarrat Al-Nu'man
By Omar Alwan
08 Apr 2015

Photos show the aftermath and rescue efforts following an alleged airstrike by Syrian regime helicopters at residential neighborhoods in the heart of Ma'art Al-nu'man, a city in northwest Syria on the highway between Damascus and Aleppo, resulting in at least 4 civilian deaths.

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ISIS Show Off in Derna
Derna
By TTM Mena Desk
28 Feb 2015

February 2015
Derna, Libya

Video shot by an eyewitness at the end of February 2015 showing ISIS militants parading through the streets of the northeastern Libyan city of Derna.

The fighters drive in convoys sounding their horns and showing off their guns and flags on a public highway in central Derna as they pass by civilian cars.

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Evicted: Ivory Coast Mega Highway Dis...
Abidjan
By Patrick
20 Oct 2014

After more than a decade of violence and political unrest, Ivory Coast is experiencing important investments from foreign nations in an attempt to encourage economic growth in the country. But while government projects will allegedly benefit the population, some people suffer from evictions that are pushing many Ivoirians from their homes to make room for high-visibility infrastructure projects.

In October, the country announced a $114 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of China at two-percent interest over 20 years to finance a six-lane motorway construction linking Abidjan to the historical city of Grand-Bassam, 30 km to the east.

Gonzagueville belongs to the Port Bouet commune, in the outskirts of the capital. All of the buildings in the suburb of Abidjan have been demolished to make way for the construction of the Abidjan-Grand Bassam motorway.

According to witnesses, police officers arrived early in the morning in the southern coastal suburb of Gonzagueville and burned down several tents, threatening residents and telling them to leave the premises immediately. “Some of us were woken up at 5 A.M,” they say, “and told we had one hour to leave.”

Residents say the government didn't set an official date for them to leave by. They proposed to start next summer to avoid disrupting the school year, but the government refused.
Several miles of houses in Gonzagueville, among other areas, were taken down as part of a $114 million project aimed at developing the tourist sector along Ivory Coast's south coast and help ease congestion in the capital Abidjan.

The Ivoirian government has planned to pay $6.5 million in compensations to relocate the people living in these areas. However many say they haven’t received the money they were promised and are living among the debris of what used to be their homes.

Isaac is a traditional healer. He has no place to go and is staying with a friend. He hasn't been able to work ever since he was evicted due to the lack of space at his friend’s place.

Another resident evicted, Viviane is moving back to her home country, Ghana. She says she hasn't received any compensation. “And even if I did, it would not be enough to buy a new home.”

People claim that residents living in shanties and tents across the coastline in Gonzagueville are constantly threatened by local authorities to leave the area. Those lucky enough move in with friends, but most of those displaced by the demolitions have no place to go and are forgotten by local authorities.

Assouan Carine says that she and her mother were living in a tent with six more families until local authorities burned it down.

Before being evicted, residents remove literally everything from their homes, including the roof, to use it in their future houses. However, several families have no place to go and are surviving among debris in unhealthy environments. Improvised camps can be found across the coastline in Gonzagueville, often hosting multiple families, who struggle to have access to the most basic needs, like clean water.

Most children can't go back to school and have to stay home in the rubble of their former township with their families and help search for steel and re-sellable metal in abandoned houses.

Hotels, churches and gas stations were also taken down. Some crosses are set by residents in the sand across the coastline to mark the former emplacement of churches.

Many other projects are being undertaken by the government – including roads, housing and infrastructure upgrades - to boost the already high production of rubber and cocoa. Ivory Coast is the largest economy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, and its economic capital Abidjan is known as Western Africa's Paris.

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L'Eroica 2013 (11 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclists riding through a white road in Chianti (SI).

Every year during the first week end of October thousand of vintage-bike lovers come to Gaiole in Chianti, near Siena, to participate at "L'Eroica".

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Protesters block main highway linking...
São José dos Campos & São Paulo, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
São José dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block main highway linking...
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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Protesters block highway linking Sao ...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By U.S. Editor
29 Jun 2013

Approximately 500 protesters blocked the Dutra Highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

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The East-West Highway has been completed
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By Ouassini Souarit
13 May 2013

A video report by Sourarit Quassini covering the completion of the East-West highway

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Libya (26 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
26 May 2011

A badly damaged highway heading west and away from the central Libyan city of Misrata towards a frontline position at Al Dafniyeh, Libya, 26 May 2011. Despite pushing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the city centre, rebel forces made slow progress in the more open and rural areas outside of the city due in part to the dominance of heavy weapons belonging to those forces loyal to Gaddafi and in spite of NATO airstrikes. GEORGE HENTON.

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Libya (27 of 40)
Misrata, Libya
By George Henton
25 May 2011

Ammunition is stacked symmetrically on the highway heading west and away from the central Libyan city of Misrata towards a frontline position at Al Dafniyeh, Libya, 26 May 2011. Despite pushing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the city centre, rebel forces made slow progress in the more open and rural areas outside of the city due in part to the dominance of heavy weapons belonging to those forces loyal to Gaddafi and in spite of NATO airstrikes. GEORGE HENTON.

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What a Trip! Cycling from Germany to ...
Germany, Tschech Republik, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore
By Maximilian Semsch
02 May 2008

In 2008 Maximilian Semsch at the age of 24 cycled from Munich to Singapore to find out more about himself and to go on a real adventure, as life must be more than just working. He did the journey all by himself, without the help of a professional camera team. As there was no one to talk to, his camera became his best friend during the trip. His journey started in May 2008 in his hometown Munich. His route took him through Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine into Russia and further on to Kazakhstan. Semsch then did hit rock bottom, as he was refused a visa and couldn't enter China. After days of consideration he did decide to skip China and flew to Thailand. His route through south-east Asia took him from Thailand to Cambodia back into Thailand and via Malaysia he finally reached Singapore, after 211 days and 13.500km on his bike. Semsch recorded everything on his trip. The nice and helpful people he bumped into, drinking vodka in Russia with complete strangers and its aftermath of a hangover the next day but he also tells about his fight against loneliness, heat and extreme headwind. He always does it in a very personal way that gives the audience the feeling of sitting on the back of his bike.